Feng Shui to some is a science. Literally translated in English as “wind water,” amongst its practitioners Feng Shui deals with basic scientific principles of energy and balance. To others, Feng Shui is considered more of an art form as it deals with artistic principles like “harmony.” Whether an art or a science, Feng Shui is the arrangement of objects and space within an environment which has the objective of there being sufficient “chi,” which is considered the essence of life, energy flow within the environment. Chi has two components: (1) the “yang” which is like fire and energy, and (2) the “yin” which is passive, stationary and soothing.
Feng Shui is also composed of 5 elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. These Feng Shui elements interact between themselves in certain ways, generally defined as the Productive and Destructive cycles. Each Feng Shui element is represented by a specific color, and color is the easiest way to use the five elements principle to bring more harmony into your space with Feng Shui. So when taken in the context of creating an environment to promote better sleep, utilize principles of Feng Shui with sufficient chi to help you meet your objective.
Feng Shui suggests that bedrooms should be designed with more yin, creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere, and the placement of the bed is of crucial importance. Feng Shui dictates that the bed one sleeps in must be diagonal from the doorway so that person who sleeps in the bed can see anyone who wants to enter into the room, and yet is not directly in the pathway of the door. In addition, the bed cannot be placed directly under a window since bad chi can enter through the window and disrupt sleep or one could lose good chi through it during the night. The bed should also not have been owned by anyone else since bad chi can remain in the mattress. King sizes beds, plants and flowers should not be in a bedroom shared by a couple as king sized beds are not good for couples and plants and flowers in the bedroom not good for romance. This can cause multiple problems and potentially disrupt many a nights rest.
Additionally, Feng Shui dictates that bedrooms to be slept in are not to be beneath a toilet on the upper floor as it flushes unhappy chi down from above (which is definitely not recommendable since it is 365 nights out of the year the potential exists for bad chi to be flushed downward thereby causing many restless nights of sleep). Televisions and mirrors or anything that may reflect a couple in bed are to be covered when not in use since it could foster infidelity or third-party interference. Do not store anything under the bed or place mattresses directly on the floor and finally, avoid bright reds in the bedroom.